NewsThis week on "Best Of Indie Games," we take a look at some of the top independent PC Flash/downloadable titles released over this last week. The delights in this edition include a top-down RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world, a browser-based full motion video game, the Playstation Vita port of the 2009 IGF Student Showcase Finalist Where Is My Heart?, plus a Contra-like run-and-gun shooter with inappropriately powerful weaponry and hordes of crazed chickens. Here's some recent highlights from IndieGames.com: Game Pick: 'Krater' (Krater, commercial indie) "Taking place in a post-apocalyptic yet surprisingly colorful world, Krater is a top-down RPG in which players command a squad of freelancers and search for underground artifacts from previous generations." Game Pick: 'Love Punks' (The Love Punks and Yijala Yala Project, browser) "Love Punks is a browser-based, full motion video game with ridiculous props and animation strewn across the pathway you explore. You build your score by walking around and triggering wild events, touching coins, and attacking zombies." Game Pick: 'Where Is My Heart?' (Die Gute Fabrik, commercial indie) "Released as a PS minis title late last year, Where Is My Heart? is a character-based puzzler in which each level is broken up into multiple screens, often connecting in unexpected ways." Game Pick: 'Shooting Chickens: Brutal Suckers' (Stolen Couch Games, commercial indie) "Shooting Chickens: Brutal Suckers is a Contra-like run-and-gun shooter from Kohei. Players use inappropriately powerful weaponry to fend off hordes of crazed chickens throughout multiple levels." Game Pick: 'PixelJunk Eden' (Q-Games, commercial indie) "In this iteration of PixelJunk, you are a tiny bouncy little creature called a Grimp, and you are given the Marioesque task of collecting 75 Spectra scattered amongst the gardens." Game Pick: 'Flip'd' (Thomas Hourdel, browser) "Inspired by Portal and VVVVVV, Thomas Hourdel describes his 7DFPS creation Flip'd as a first person switcher. Players pick up a limited amount of ammo that counts as chances to flip like Captain Viridian to get to the exit."
Where Is My Heart? highlights this week's Best of Indie Games
Sister site IndieGames.com looks at the top PC Flash/downloadable indie titles released over the past week, including the Playstation Vita port of the 2009 IGF Student Showcase Finalist Where Is My Heart?.